Centre for Contemporary Art

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The Centre for Contemporary Arts in Glasgow presents the very best in contemporary art.

CCA is an environment where everyone can encounter experimental art or just enjoy the creative atmosphere. Whether you come to see a new work or have a cup of coffee, we want to provide the best experience possible. We have the confidence to be different and we present work that takes chances.

CCA is committed to presenting a challenging and diverse artistic and educational programme across art forms. The programme focuses on three key areas: visual arts, contemporary music and film, while also remaining committed to presenting dance, performance and spoken word through ongoing partnerships with other organisations in the city and beyond.

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Open: Tues – Fri: 11am – 6pm, Sat: 10am – 6pm.

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Giles Bailey & Jeremiah Day

  • 13 November 2015 — 10 January 2016 *on now

CCA presents the work of two artists for whom language is a fundamental preoccupation. In the work of Giles Bailey (1981, UK) and Jeremiah Day (1974, USA), language appears not just as pictures of signs but rather poetics, narrative, description and exposition through words are integrated into visual art practice.

Giles Bailey works largely with performance, writing or strategically appropriating texts that he performs himself. These works are often conceived to propose alternative approaches to the assembling of histories and set archival footage, narrative video or particular images against experiments with language. Increasingly, he works closely with others to facilitate collaborations in order to explore these themes and is developing longer pieces of experimental writing. At the heart of these interests is an abiding preoccupation with conventions and archetypes, why they persist and how we might challenge the thinking that perpetuates them.

Jeremiah Day’s work employs photography, speech, and improvisational movement. In his performances and installations, questions of site and historical memory are explored through fractured narrative and image. In a personal and idiosyncratic form of realism, Day appropriates historical incident to serve as metaphor and exemplification, often drawing on the work of Hannah Arendt to ground this process within a kind of political argumentation.

Presented in juxtaposition and dialogue, the two complimentary but distinct practices will reflect upon each other and offer a glimpse into one of the important currents in contemporary art, namely the return of what was once unfashionable and taboo: narrative.



Centre for Contemporary Art
350 Sauchiehall Street
G2 3JD






0141 352 4900


0141 332 3226

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